Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Archery Birthday

Welcome

I made this card for a young boy who is very keen on archery.  


 I started by embossing only part of the Sycamore tree folder, and chalking the trunk and branches with a cotton bud (Q Tip)to make it look as though it is starting to leaf up, being spring here in the Antipodes.  
The background was also coloured with chalks



To ensure the card looked authentic, I researched (Googled) the colours of the archery target before I started - four die cuts later (s/b circles through my trusty Cuttlebug) and I had the target, then some strips of brown card were added for the legs.

The arrow was stamped and gold embossed, then trimmed to fit the card.
 The sentiment was also gold embossed, and the panel mounted on an orange base.

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17 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation Maxine and a great idea for a card, wonderful colours and super awesome all over.xx
aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, did you know I was keen on archery as a teen? This wonderful card has brought back such sweet happy memories. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 154th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How fun for a young guy. Love the bulls-eye! Great card!

jimlynn said...

Outstanding!!! This is so perfect for someone that loves archery. The tree chalked up is so pretty and love the way you did the target!
Lynn

Diane said...

Great card and thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut and More. Be sure to list what machine you used for your die cut.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card. I know a young lady that is big into archery and she would love a card like this. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

Sharon said...

Great card Maxine!!! Thank you for joining our 'Birthday Celebration' at Exploring Cricut and More!!!! :)

Becky said...

This is so creative Maxine. Love the embossing and love your bulls eye.

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous card Maxine. Great idea.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. Love the archery theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Cathy P. said...

Love the archery idea for your card. Thanks for playing along with this week's "Use a Sentiment Challenge" at Crafty Sentiments. Hugs, Cathy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card! Loving how perfectly you colored this image- I would have had color everywhere! Your bulls-on with this cool archery target and love the way you made it a stand, and the arrow in Gold- this young man will LOVE this card! Oh- DT hat- Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week!

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Cynthia said...

Such a creative design, Maxine. I'm sure you're young boy enjoyed this very much!

CraftingMum said...

Super birthday card, thanks for joining us Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Dana S. said...

I really like how you made that target! Great Card. Thanks for joining the Party at Party Time Tuesdays!

BethieJ said...

GREAT Birthday Card!
Thanks for joining us at AI last week!
Have a GREAT day!